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the bombs. >> reporter: as for what drove tamerlan? his younger brother claims it was hatred of america. >> he may have been angry about other things, about the status of his life. but he increasingly turned to jihadism, was radicalized, because among other things, u.s. foreign policy decisions overseas and that especially afghanistan and iraq. >> reporter: what the younger brother is reported to be saying is consistent with what we heard in the neighborhood about the older brother tamerlan and his disgust with things american and christian. >> he said the bike is a cheap copy off the koran. he said most american wars are excused off the bible. >> reporter: and it also emerged there might be a link to an unsolved murder two years ago. prosecutors said monday that they are investigating whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men, one of whom was his roommate. the three were found with their throats slashed, covered in marijuana and cash. federal agents have been looking at the six-month trip tamerlan took last year to russia at a time that rebel groups there ca
of watertown. >> reporter: boston was unsiege today as authorities found and killed tamerlan assure 9087 and cup toured his 19-year-old brother as he hid in a boat in a watertown neighborhood. the frantic search for the suspected boston marathon bombers began thursday when the fbi released these grainy images. our first glimpse of the most wanted men in america. the fbi needed the public's help tracking down their lead suspects in the attack but they warned then that these men were armed and very dangerous. >> no one should attempt to apprehend them except law enforcement. do not take any action on your own. >> reporter: it was no exaggeration. late last night, authorities discovered mit police officer sean collier shot and killed by the suspects. at first, authorities didn't realize there was a connection to the bombing. but then authorities say the two men carjacked a mercedes suv in cambridge, briefly kidnapped the driver, and led police on a wild, violent chase through the streets of neighboring watertown. then a dramatic shoot-out. in all, 200 rounds were fired between the police an
of the boston attacks now with more details about tamerlan tsarnaev. >> he was killed in a shootout with police early last friday morning. since then information about his life has been trickling out. abc's brian ross has the latest. >> reporter: federal authorities were searching behind a cambridge drugstore in an area where the brothers' father used to repair cars, looking for possible explosives or where the bombs were made. there is no evidence of a continuing threat. the fbi wants to question tamerlan's wife, seen over the weekend leaving the family apartment. a rhode island native, she converted to islam and changed her name from catherine to karina. because she lived in the same cambridge apartment where authorities believe the two brothers hatched their plot, she could provide clues about whether others were involved. her family issued a statement saying, we know that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev. and now there is a possible link to a murder two years ago. local prosecutors said they're investigating whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men, one of
. >> weir just getting word from a federal law enforcement source tamerlan tsarnaev flew out of kennedy airport. a pretty significant amount of time. >> russia is a very big place and includes chechnya, and includes dagestan. so he might well, it looked like earlier like he might have had some training along the way. he might have had training in a camp in one of those places during that period of time. >> chechnya is inside the has otten avel between russia proper and chechnya because with so military activity i thought there would be somrestriction. >> there are probably some restrictions, but if he had family roots he might have been able to do so especially if he was somehow sponsored by a chechen rebel group or something he could have been slipped through the lines. >> i want to bring in emily cyrus, a resident of cambridge and the worldwide possibilities and we have to remember the people sitting in their homes and with perhaps the possibility he's in the house next door, and i know you're in cambridge that you live near the 7-eleven where there was the incident last night. >> yes
-old tamerlan, who had recently began to link to jihadist videos. >> he brainwashed his younger brother. from there, what happened on marathon day. >> reporter: tamerlan was reportedly a changed man, and began to link to the videos, after a six-month trip last year to russia and chechnya. chechen rebel groups, known for their fierce attacks on russian targets, have denied any connection to the boston bombings. authorities are pointing to a statement made several years ago, in which a rebel leader said, our enemy is not only russia, but also america, britain and israel. in a letter to the fbi today, the chairman of the house homeland security committee suggested an intelligence failure. and questioned why the fbi failed to keep tamerlan on its radar of questioning him about possible terror ties two years ago at the request of russia. >> i give him the benefit of the doubt. but he was on the radar screen. and somehow he got off the radar screen and traveled overseas to one of the dangerous parts of the world. >> reporter: once federal charges are filed, authorities say they're likely to include
of a continuing threat. the fbi also wants to question tamerlan's wife, seen over the weekend, leaving the family apartment. a rhode island native, she converted to islam and changed her name from katherine to karima. because she lived in the same cambridge apartment where authorities believed the two brothers hatched their plot, she could provide clues about whether others were involved. her family issued a statement today saying, "we know now that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev." now a possible link to a murder, two years ago. local prosecutors said today they are investigatoring whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men, one of whom was his roommate. the three were found with their throats slashed, covered in marijuana and cash. also under investigation, the six-month trip he took to russia, at a time that rebel groups there carried out a number of violent attacks. as abc's kirit radia discovered in the dagestan region. >> last year alone, dagestan lost 115 police officers in nearly 300 terror attacks. just two years ago, this street was obliterated by a car
as the carjacking. all of which happened just hours before he and his brother, tamerlan engaged in a bloody firefight with police. tamerlan tsarnaev died and dzhokhar tsarnaev fleeing. is ordeal coming to a dramatic end. in these remarkable images, it reveals that dzhokhar tsarnaev was hiding in this boat. parked beside a home in watertown, massachusetts. >> we have movement in the boat. >> reporter: a robot was later brought in to remove the boat's tarp. out of fear he might have been wearing an explosive device. >> we can't believe that, first of all, that it came to watertown and secondly it's right on our street. >> reporter: but, even as boston cheers dzhokhar tsarnaev capture, but police say this case is far from over. later this afternoon, family and friends of one of the bombing victims will gather for her wake, 29-year-old krystle campbell will be laid to rest tomorrow. dan? >> we cannot forget how her mother said after her death, it was just simply a waste. byron pitts reporting from boston this morning. thank you. >>> let's dig into those new pictures that came overnight. infrare
. his older brother, 26-year-old tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in a shootout with the police. >> the president's high-value interrogation group is standing by. the special team of the cia, the fbi, and defense department waiting to question dzhokhar squoefr night. overnight. the president pointing out there are still burning questions about why the brothers allegedly launched the attack and whether they're connected to a larger terror conspiracy. that's the big concern. >> huge questions this morning. our abc news team is out in full force right now. we start with chief investigative correspondent brian ross, who has been on this story from the jump. he has a blow-by-blow account of how the arrest went down. brian, good morninto you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the capture was dramatic and quick. authorities said they brought justice to the victims of the marathon bombings and turned despair into delight. [ chanting ] >> all: usa, usa! >> we are eternally grateful for the outcome here tonight. we have a suspect in custody. >> reporter: just 25 minutes after officials lift
exploded leading to capture. tsarnaev's older brother, tamerlan was killed in a police shootout and investigators are looking into his trip to russia which has become a hotbed of islamic militant activity. >> he brainwashed his younger brother from there what happened on marathon day. >> reporter: federal authorities say the amount of evidence is overwhelming including this photo, showing dzhokhar placing a bomb near 8-year-old martin richard, who was killed. families gathered at sunday mass to remember their victims. a whack was held for 29-year-old krystle campbell who will be laid to rest monday.re thae rem hospitalized. >> good had angels watching me y rorter: at mass gener, caitlin kates, credits her friend, leo for saving her life and carrying her to safety. charges haven't been filed yet but will likely include a weapon of mass destruction charge which does carry the weight of the death penalty. john and diana. >> brandi hitt. thank you. she mentioned friday night's dramatic events. abc's martha raddatz has spoken to the police chief of watertown, massachusetts, where the
.s. as children. seeking refugee status. they thrived attending top boston schools. older brother, tamerlan, 26, star athlete, golden glove boxer, pianist. younger brother dzhokhar, 19, had just become a u.s. citizen, ironically, on september 11th of last year. once a lifeguard, he was an all-state wrestler and college student. >> i certainly can't put it together that he was a person firing a weapon and potentially killing people. >> reporter: last night the fbi acknowledged it interviewed tamerlan in 2011 based on a tip from the russians. the russians said he was a radical islamist, preparing to leave the u.s., possibly for a trip to the caucuses. after looking into tamerlan's phone records, websites he visited and associates, the fbi found no ties to terrorists. by law, fbi officials said, monitoring had to stop, barring new negative information. >> too many people in this country, just like him, that are touching extremist websites, that are espousing things that aren't particularly kind to americans, but that's not against the law here. >> reporter: tamerlan's father said his sons couldn't
two. these are the pictures that came out overnight. tamerlan tsarnaev. number two on the loose, a fugitive right now, believed to be armed and dangerous, described as a terrorist, he was caught on camera last night, he's been on the loose for several hours and all of boston, the entire city of boston surrounding suburbs in lockdown right now. >> that's right. abc news just spoke to those boys' father, he is in shock and implores his son to himself up. he told abc news, he said that he think his sons were set up and he said they were very nice kids, never touched explosives and never learned how to handle weapons. he said that his younger son is on the run and in hiding because he's also afraid, words from his father. never saw indication at all atwas capable of violence. we're reminded by brad garrett, our fbi specialing at, often these terrorist lead double lives. we begin with chief investigative brian ross, on the ground, all through the night in watertown, brian, a night of gunfire, bombs, police hunting down the terrorists right now. >> reporter: indeed, george. he was las
tsarnaev, tamerlan died and dzhokhar tsarnaev fleeing. dzhokhar tsarnaev was hiding in this boat. >> we have movement in the boat. >> reporter: a robot was later moved in to remove the tar. . >> we can't believe that first of all that it came to watertown and secondly right on our street. >> reporter: but even as boston cheers dzhokhar tsarnaev capture, but police say this case is far from over. later this afternoon, family and friends of one of the bombing victims will gather for her wake, 29-year-old krystle campbell will be laid to rest tomorrow. >> byron pitts reporting from boston this morning. >>> let's dig into those new pictures that came overnight. infrared pictures that take you into the capture of the 19-year-old that effectively shut down one of the america's largest city. watch as we see not one, not two, but three explosions. they are stun grenades to overpower and apprehend the suspect. take a closer look. this is tsarnaev's silhouette has he hides in the back of the boat. the suspect was being filmed using an infrared camera. this technology helped authorities keep a car
, tamerlan's return from russia? >> reporter: that's the big question. how the fbi, which interviewed tamerlan in 2011, lost track of him. what we have learned, the fbi database did not catch that trip to russia, that important trip where he reportedly became radicalized. officials here in washington say his name was misspelled on a flight manifest and fell through the cracks. they're determined to prevent that from happening again. john and diana? >> devin dwyer from washington. thank you. >>> another person who may be able to shed some light on the plot, the older brother's widow. the fbi wants to question katherine russell and her attorney. a meeting is being arranged. so far, she says she had no idea about her husband's deadly plot. and investigators are looking at whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men in 2011. one of whom was his roommate. the three young men were found with their throats slashed. >>> authorities in canada have foiled a plot to unleash terror on hundreds of unsuspecting train passengers. two men under arrest for planning the attack
probably planning to do something else. >> of an intense shotout, tamerlan was killed, and this video shows the final showdown with dzhokar, hiding in a boat. the college classmates are still stunned. >> definitely social. that's why i can't make sense of it. >> investigators are looking into tamerlan's recent trip to russian. -- to russia. and families of the victims are preparing to say goodbye. a wake is being held for krystle campbell. she will be laid to rest tomorrow. and here on the streets of boston, moment of silent will be held at:2:50 tomorrow afternoon, the moment the bombings took place a week ago. reporting rife in -- live in boston, abc7 news. >> any idea when investigators will be finished processing the crime scene? >> this is such a massive crime scene. they will be able to go in once the fbi deems it clear. we saw investigators who are going through it. once the fbi says, okay, the city of boston, you can have this back, there's a long process. they're going to have biohazard folks, environmentam testing, have to look at the structural damage done to building. especially
and by the president. back to you. >> before you go, can you talk about tamerlan's very last conversation with his mother? >> i don't actually have that information on me right now but i can tell you a little bit more of what we are learning with the charges unsealed. i am trying to read through the details and it lays out almost minute by minute the details before the bombing, when they had the run in with police on thursday night that led to tamerlan's death. we learning he will not, the suspect will not be tried as an enemy come -- enemy combatant. >> couple of oakland a's players visited the young east bay boy injured in the boston bombings, the 11-year-old aaron hern has had a number of surgeries because of shrapnel. the a's are in boston for a series with the red sox. kira klapper has more. >> the visit comes after first lady michelle obama visited aaron hern on thursday and this morning, the players met with the 11-year-old and his family at boston's children hospital. the martinez boy was injured by shrapnel as his mother crossed the boston marathon finish line a week ago today. a family s
came in. tamerlan tsarnaev's mother said he called her during the firefight with police. he said, quote, thted shooti aus, they're chasinmag ,. now you'll see and hear how the intense standoff unfolded. >> we have explosives. being detonated! shots fired! adam street, watertown! >> reporter: these are the dramatic moments heard on video. the deadly confrontation with the most wanted men in america. >> get down here with the guns! long guns! >> reporter: the suspects battled police with at least five homemade bombs in the firefight. three exploded, including a pressure cooker bomb. like the ones used in the assault on the boston marathon. >> there was a huge explosion. we believe that was the pressure cooker bomb that went off. >> reporter: the watertown police chief told abc's martha raddatz -- >> they brought the fight to us. >> reporter: abc news has learned that the older brother allegedly stood with the smoke swirling around him, refusing to retreat, firing away at police, before being killed in the exchange. >> one down on laurel street in custody. >> reporter: it turns out the rus
arrest. his older brother, 6-year-old tamerlan was killed in a shootout with the police hours earlier. >> many groups, the cia, defense department included, want to question the suspect. there are burning questions about why the brother allegedly launched the attack and whether they're attached to a larger conspiracy. >> our abc news team is out in full force. we start with chief investigative correspondent brian ross, who has been on this story from the jump. he has a ploe-by-blow account of how the arrest went down. >> reporter: the capture was dramatic and quick. authorities said they brought justice to the victims of the marathon bombings and turned despair into delight. >> we are internally gre e tern the outcome. >> reporter: just 25 minutes after the lockdown was lifted, a water town resident went out to walk his dog and noticed blood on the side of his boat. >> he looked in and saw man covered in blood. he retreated and called us. >> reporter: police and the fbi roared back into town. a helicopter with infrared sensors detected movement in the boat. >> we're getting informatio
that is not true. they did speak to the older brother, tamerlan, back in 2011 after the russians informed them he had a radical islamist, but the fbi said they found no ties to terrorists. tamerlan was killed in the shootout thursday. police tackled him after he ran out of wall let's. they say dzhokhar tried to run down the officers but hit his brother's body instead, dragging it down the block. investigators say tamerlan's body was so badly damaged by bullets, they couldn't tell which gunshot wound killed him. >>> abc news anchor has the story from boston. >> you can feel the energy in boston as the city comes alive, one day after law enforcement captured the second marathon bombing suspect. they all united to get this one idiot, or whatever, to cause this much problem between all the people on a special day that all countries united. so it's good, i'm glad they got this guy. >> at fenway park the red sox game began with a moment to honor the victims of the bombing. >> won't you join us as we observe a moment of silence. >> the first home game was a special one. >> they had a big ceremony before
's not true. agents did speak to the the older brother tamerlan in 2011 after the russians informed them he was a radical islamist, but the fbi said it found so tyings to terrorists. tamerlan was killed this the shootout on tuesday. police tackle him after he ran out of office. dzhokhar tried to run but hit his brother's body instead and dragged him down the block. they said his body was so badly damaged that they couldn't tell which shot killed him. >>> abc news anchor has the story from boston. >> you can feel the energy in boston as the city comes alive, one day after law enforcement captured the second marathon bombing suspect. they all united to get this one idiot, or whatever, to cause this much problem between all the people on a special day that all countries united. so eats good, i'm glad they got this guy. >> at fenway park the red socks and shoes game began with a moment to honor the victims of the bombing. >> won't you observe us as we observe a moment of silence. >> the first home game was a special one. >> they had a big ceremony beforehand, had all of the volunteers of the bo
earlier today. authorities say the two suspects jahar and tamerlan tsarnaev are brothers of chechen ethnicity. the older brother has been shot and killed but the younger brother, jahar is on the run from police. police say the 19-year-old is armed with explosives. watertown massachusetts and other surrounding areas in boston are on lock down. s.w.a.t. teams and police going door to door looking for remaining suspect. >> we have several other new leads just developing and we're working on that. >> the fbi leased more pictures of the alleged trift along with a new wanted poster. >> they can wait him out in a way. he's going show himself at some point. they'll see him if he tries to move. i think that is the hope. >> thursday night a surveillance camera captures this image matching the man identified just hours before as suspect two. later police say the brothers ambushed a campus police officer and m.ti, killing and after car jacking a mercedes suv. the uncle says he hasn't been in touch with nephews for years but urged his sur are vifing nephew to surrender. >> jahar if you're alive
. agents speak to the older brother, tamerlan, in 2011 after the russians informed them he was an islamic -- radical islamist. they said dzhokhar tried to run down the officers but hit his brother's body instead and draking it it down the block. his body was so damaged by bullets they couldn't tell which bullet killed him. the city of boston is trying to bounce back from the tragedy and now a special showing of strength. our reporter has been in boston for the past several days and she has this story. >> you can feel the energy in boston as the city comes alive, one day after law enforcement captured the second marathon bombing suspect. they all united to get this one idiot, or whatever, to cause this much problem between all the people on a special day that all countries united. so it's good, i'm glad they got this guy. >> at fenway park the red sox game began with a moment to honor the victims of the bombing. >> won't you join us as we observe a moment of silence. >> the first home game was a special one. >> they had a big ceremony beforehand, had all of the volunteers of the boston mar
to friday's mat, the brder investigfocuses on his older brother. 26-year-old tamerlan died in a shootout with police. last year, he traveled overseas to russia and chechnya and began linking to jihadist videos online. some wonder why he fell off the fbi's radar after they questioned him about possible terror ties two years ago. >> somehow, he got off the radar screen and traveled overseas to one of the most dangerous parts of the world. >> reporter: the bombings left three dead and dozens injured. many are still in the hospital. yesterday, boston remembered the victims and prayed for healing. >> forgiveness does not mean that we do not realize the heinousness of the crime. but, in our own hearts, when we're unable to forgive, we make ourselves a victim of our own hatred. >> reporter: and charges are expected to be filed soon in the case. john and diana? >> one big focus is the trip overseas to russia that the older brother took. have we learned anything else about that trip? >> reporter: well, we foe investigators are definitely focusing in on that. they feel that was a turning point in
, tamerlan posted videos urging jihad. the people of boston are finally breathing a sigh of relief. >> you can knock us down and beat us up but we'll get back up again. >> ama: this memorial is actually where i was standing two days ago, and it has grown immensely over the two days. so many flower behind me, flags, people leaving things behind, and showing their respect. today at fenway they were handing out these great stickers: boston strong. and i picked up mine there and i'll take you to you more ceremonies and events today at fenway park. love in boston, abc7 news. >> it's great to see people with something to celebrate. bombing suspect 19-year-old dzhokar tsarnaev is in serious by stable condition right now and likely cannot communicate yet. his uncle says he is glad he survived. >> there's now a chance to find out who is behind all this, who was mentors of all of it. and how possibly could he get involved and do this harm to innocent people. >> the uncle says he noticed changes in the older brother as far back as 2009 when he apparently told his uncle he was not concerned about wor
. could youering, bleeding after a shootout where police that left his 267-year-old brother tamerlan dead. police said they tracked them down after they execute an m.i.t. officer and then led police on a wild chase. tsarnaev, he lived here for more than a decade, he got away but not for long. his arrest praised by the president. >> we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. >> and by this community still in mourning. >> it brings a sigh of relief, and i think it really allows us to start the healing process. >> and we learned the fib has asked hospital officials not to give any more updates about the suspect's conditions, so we still don't know if investigators have been able to question him about the motive. abc news. back to you. >> thank you, marscy. an odd twist in the shoot of course an m.i.t. officer. an event that touched off that manhunt. 26-year-old sean colyer was a young father with a six-month-old baby. they believe the tsarnaev brothers shot him in his squad cars on m.i.t.'s campus. the twist is that colyer recently began volunteering at the boxes gym with suspect num
was. cowering, bleeding after a shootout where police that left his 267-year-old brother tamerlan dead. police said they tracked them down after they execute an m.i.t. officer and then led police on a wild chase. tsarnaev, the ethnic cheffian and u.s. citizen who lived here for more than a decade got away, but not for long. his arrest praised by the president. >> we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. >> and by this community still in mourning. >> it brings a sigh of relief, and i think it really allows us to start the healing process. >> and the suspect still has not been officially charged. still no word on the motive. live in boston, marcy gonzales, abc news. now back to you. >> thank you, marcy. an odd twist in thursday's shooting death of an m.i.t. officer, the event that set off the manhunt. the 16-year-old sean collier as an officer with a baby. recently began volunteering at the boxes gym with suspect number one, tamerlan tsarnaev, trained several years ago. the owner of the gym said it's unlikely the two ever crossed paths. one of those injured in the attack is an
that one of his sons, 26-year-old tamerlan had been killed in a shootout and other dzhokhar was being pursued "my son is a true angel." dzhokhar is a second year medical opportunity in the u.s. wexpted him to come and accomplished young man. and is a second year medical student, according to his father. >> we heard from his classmate as well. >> we'll take that to martha raddatz, our chief global affairs correspondent right now, martha, we're learning more and more about the suspects as the morning goes on now. we do know they are of chechen origin, one of the brothers had been here, the one still on the loose for about 12 years, his older brother for about five years, significant, perhaps, that his father still lives in russia in one of the russian republics could reinforce the idea that perhaps the young men did go back at various times. >> reporter: yeah, that's a surprise that the father still lives in russia because when they left chechnya apparently they moved to kazakhstan and dagestan after that and the youngest was born in kazakhstan. i don't know whether the mother is here.
associations to both of them, that have nothing to do with terrorism. >> lots of questions that tamerlan, the older brother, had been questioned before by the fbi, in 2011, at the request of the russian government. >> well, that's right. but, think about this, george, there are hundreds of thousands of young adults in this country that visit extremist islamic websites, he was one of them, so the question is, what line do you draw that we continue the investigation? or do we go and interview, make a decision on other intelligence that were not going to pursue an active case against him? >> you're already seeing some congressmen, peter king, criticizing, saying this was a missed opportunity. >> that's great to say. but when you have literally hundreds of thousands of people you want to keep track of, you want to prioritize. they're going to miss one every once in a while. when you approach them, when you interview them or do their background, they may not have radicalized to the level of what we saw on monday. >> going to websites wouldn't be enough? >> absolutely not. >> the older brother
interviewed tamerlan in 201 california senator feinstein chair that had committee. >> did he sit in his aunt and uncle's home for six months or doing something snels when he came back, why didn't it ring a bell with fbi inzwrenls unit that he should be checked out? >> investigators looking into whether tammerlan may have been involved in a homicide of a former roommate and two others. the murders took place around the 10th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. >> tammerlan tsarnaev's wife is in seclusion in her parent's home, catherine russell apparently lirned her husband was a suspect last week. her family says the family is struggling to cope. >> the family is going through a lot. so that is the best i can do right there. >> this is video of russell on friday. she and tsarnaev married three yearsing ayoi, she converted to islam and gave birth to her daughter. her friends reportedly said sarn was reportedly controlling her and she dropped out of college after meeting him. >> 11-year-old aaron hern received a visit from three members of the oakland a's. a's in town to play red sox. las
and questioned today in the hospital bed. he claims he an his brother tamerlan had no direction or financing from terrorist groups and he says he knew of no other plot. new image surface tonight of the brother test boston marathon. fbi says that white hat and black jacket you see him wearing was found inside the dorm room. in the affidavit special agent describes his review of surveillance video saying he stood near the bomb lking on the cell phone 30 andc0 seconds before the first explosion. >> in the mean time we are hearing more stories tonight of courage and survival emerging from the boston blast site of the more than 200 injured at least 14 have undergone amputations including dancer who lost her foot. but not her will to dance again. >> i was right in front of it. right in of front of the busines where it was so i felt the direct impact. >>reporter: 32-year-old adrian hazlett davis and her husband adam davis u.s. air man just back from afghanistan were watching the marathon when their lives changed. >> i remember telling adam my gosh i'm alive and then he said i'm okay. i'm okay
insight from tamerlan's wife. seen over the weekend leaving the family apartment. a rhode island native, she converted to islam and changed her name from katherine to karina. her family lawyer said monday, she was shocked to learn of her husband's role and had no idea until the fbi first released those surveillance pictures of him and named him a suspect. in fact, the lawyer says, the wife doesn't speak any russian and didn't really know what was going on. as to the younger brother's claims and statements to the fbi, investigators don't necessarily take at face value all that he has said. he has every reason to try to minimize his own role as the investigation into possible ties to overseas groups in russia remains a central focus of the case, george. >> brian, talk about living double-lives. we know that the younger brother was out partying on wednesday night. now we have learned more about where the older brother, tamerlan, was the day before the shootout. >> reporter: exactly. on that thursday, the day the fbi released his surveillance photo, he was at home taking care of his infant
in the investigation. we have learned that tamerlan, the brother who now is dead in the attacks, actually called his per during the shootout that went on with police in watertown on thursday. before the shootout when he and his brother hijacked a car in watertown, the suspect, if we can get to the video, actually left his cell phone in the car and that is how watertown police were able to track down the suspects. the surviving bombing suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is awake if the hospital and responding on-and-off to questions in writing because of severe wounds to his neck and threat. it is unclear if he self inicted those wndou or they te of the shoot u.n. investigators are asking him about other cell members and other unexploded bombs and his motive. take a listen. >> first of all, you need the right facts in order to be able to charge, that the federal government is still determining what was the motive of the two young men, are they connected to anyone else? that question is could be premature without the basis for it. >> the city is working on a plan to re-open the six blocks around the bombing.
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